Oculus founder Palmer Luckey created defense startup Anduril Industries as a fast, cheap and out-of-control response to the slow-moving and technologically backward defense ‘primes’. Can Anduril really earn billions while saving taxpapers hundreds of millions?
At 6pm on Thursday 18 August 2022, Palmer Luckey will be livestreaming his sold-out Sydney event. If you’d like to watch it, click here. (I’m the MC!)
TWISTA learns about an exciting development in Australia’s startup ecosystem – Sydney’s Tech Central – from Executive Director Annie Parker. How can six square kilometers become a cradle for the next generation of Australia’s WORLDCHANGING startups?
TWISTA explores the potential of Australia’s new government with VCs Anne-Marie Elias (CEO, Beckon Capital) and Phil Morle (Partner, Main Sequence Ventures) – and the policy needs of a nation that requires an innovation mindset at every level. Plus: Inflationary pressures and two more WORLDCHANGING startups – SLURRYTUB and Samsara Eco!
Block Earner has a WORLDCHANGING idea – use decentralised finance – ‘DeFi’ – to offer better yields than bank deposits: banking without a bank. Co-founder Jordan Momtazi joins TWISTA to explain how it all works, how they make money, and how Block Earner navigates customer requirements for high yield amidst an ongoing ‘crypto winter’.
Saber Astronautics makes software-as-a-service to tracks all of the junk that’s in orbit. They make space exploration, commerce and travel far safer – which makes them an out of this-WORLDCHANGING business. TWISTA hears from CEO Andreas Antoniades and founder Jason Held.
Rob Kinley discovered a common seaweed that eliminates methane emissions from livestock, and founded FutureFeed. Now Rob is mapping out how to scale his WORLDCHANGING innovation for a world that badly needs it.
In 2019, food scientist Nick Hazell had a penny-drop moment when he realised the world needed far more meat than could be raised sustainably. That led him to found v2Food, creating a whole product line of plant-based meat substitutes. How does v2Food achieve scale (and change the world) in one of the most competitive of all product areas – fast-moving consumer goods?
In the second half of TWISTA’s interview with Canva co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Cameron Adams, we learn about the startup’s plans to change the world – and Cam’s efforts to create a more sustainable future for everyone. Plus: four key factors defining a WORLDCHANGING startup.
With just 10 days until the Federal Election, TWISTA consults VCs Andrea Gardiner (CEO, Jelix Ventures) and Dean Dorrell (Partner, Carthona Capital) on the election sweeteners for startups – and the policy needs of a nation that fancies itself an innovation leader. Plus: Fast fails and Canva gets repriced. Before you cast your ballot, have a listen!
Dean and Andrea both nominated two WORLDCHANGING Australian startups…
PathZero is a startup that helps businesses do accurate accounting of their carbon emissions.
Canva co-founder and Chief Product Officer Cameron Adams visited TWISTA all the way back in series 2. Seven years later, Canva is bigger – and better. How did that happen? What has Cam learned about growing well and building a culture that attracts talent? Cam shares Canva’s story on this episode of TWISTA.